TOYOTA GAZOO Racing confirmed today that it will start the sales of GR Supra GT4 *1, a race car for customer teams, starting from March 2020 to Europe. The sales area will expand to North America in August, and to Japan/Asia in October. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing intends to strengthen its focus on customer motorsport *2 in order to enable motorsport-lovers around the world to participate in races.
The GR Supra GT4 is based on the GR Supra – TOYOTA GAZOO Racingʼs first-ever global model released earlier this year – and is developed and produced by Toyota Motorsport GmbH（“TMG“).
A three-litre in-line six cylinder engine with single twin-scroll turbocharger has been tuned to 320kW *3（430hp）with a 7-speed sports automatic transmission with paddle shift and the mechanical limited slip differential driving the rear wheels. An Akrapovič exhaust system will be fitted and Ravenol will provide first-fill lubricants.
The front splitter and rear wing are made of natural fibre composite, contributing to an overall weight of 1,350kg*3. Following the specification of the GR Supra road car, the front suspension will be MacPherson strut, and rear suspension will be multilink with KW dampers at the front and rear.
The braking system is enhanced through the use of a dedicated brake calliper for racing, six-pot for the front and four-pot for rear, while the car will use Pirelli tyres.
Safety will be a priority and the GR Supra GT4 will be installed with a high-strength roll cage on the lightweight steel body, and an FIA-standard racing seat with six-point seatbelt. The interior will feature a carbon fibre instrumental panel with a display and steering wheel specifically designed for GT4 competition.
The contact company for each region of the GT4 vehicle sales and customer support (including sales for spare parts and engineer support) parts will be the followings; TMG for Europe, TRD U.S.A Inc. (“TRD USA”) for North America, and Toyota Customizing & Development Co., Ltd. (“TCD”) for Japan/Asia. Please contact the listed company for how to apply for purchase. The planned car price is 175,000€（excluding tax, custom fee, logistic fee, etc.）.
*1 Private customer teams purchase race cars from manufacturers that are modified versions of production vehicles and enter them into races.
*2 GT4 vehicles are sold to race participants and cannot be driven on public roads.
*3 Subject to change depending on the SRO BOP (Balance of Performance).
GR Supra GT4 Vehicle Sales and Customer Support Company by Regions
Europe: TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH / Customer Motorsport / e-mail: email@example.com
North America: TRD U.S.A., INC. / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan / Asia: TOYOTA CUSTOMIZING & DEVELOPMENT Co.,Ltd. / TRD Business Div. Department No.1 Motor Sports Business Unit / e-mail: email@example.com
GR Supra GT4 Technical Specifications
Construction: Steel body with high-strength roll cage acc. to FIA regulations
Front splitter: Natural fibre composite
Rear wing: Natural fibre composite
Fuel tank: ATL FT3 safety fuel cell with fast refuelling system (120 L)
Driver’s seat: OMP racing seat with six-point safety harness (FIA 8862-2009)
Engine & Transmission
Type: In-line six-cylinder, single twin-scroll turbocharger
Displacement: 2,998 cm3
Max. power: 320kW（430hp）*different power sticks available to comply with BOP
Max. torque: 650Nm*
Engine management: Magneti Marelli ECU
Exhaust system: Akrapovič racing exhaust system with catalytic converter
Transmission: 7-speed automatic with paddle shift, rear-wheel drive
Differential: Motorsport-specification limited-slip differential
Driveshafts: GKN Motorsport high torque spec
Suspension, Steering, & Brakes
Front suspension: MacPherson strut
Rear suspension: Multilink
Shock absorbers: KW adjustable racing dampers
Steering: Electric, rack and pinion
Brakes（Front): Six-piston racing calipers (Brembo), Steel 390mm brake discs
Brakes（Rear): Four-piston racing calipers (Brembo), Steel 355mm brake discs
Tyres Front/Rear: 305/660-18 Front / 305/660-18 Rear (Pirelli)
Wheels: OZ five-hole 11 x 18in
Electronic Control System
Traction control: Standard
Motorsport ABS: Standard
8″ Driver display: Standard
Data logger: Standard
Rear view camera: Option
Tyre pressure monitoring system: Option
Suspension travel sensors: Option
Illuminated car number: Option
Fire extinguishing system: Standard
Air jack system: Standard
Drinking system: Option
Homologated endurance package: Option
*depending on Balance of Performance
Source and photos: Toyota Motorsport GmbH